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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World Ian Stewart | Hardcover In this book, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a 17 mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress.
Euler’s Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology David S. Richeson | Paperback Leonhard Euler’s polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects, from soccer balls and gemstones to giant all-carbon molecules – and yet this formula is so simple it can be explained to a child.
A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians Amir D. Aczel | Hardcover
Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do Kaiser Fung | Hardcover
Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century Masha Gessen | Hardcover
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It Scott Patterson | Paperback
Mathematics and Sports (accessible to the layman) Editor | Paperback
The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics Clifford A. Pickover | Hardcover
The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty and Power of Fractals Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon | Hardcover
Number-Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction Paul J. Nahin | Hardcover